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12.39 History of India: Ḥaidarābād
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§ 1028. Mīr M. Aḥsan “Ījād” has already been mentioned (p. 475 supra) as the author of a history of Farruk̲h̲-siyar.

Tārīk̲h̲ i futūḥāt i Āṣafī, manẓūm (Shān-nāmah i Dakan), a poem on the events of forty years in India and the conquests of Āṣaf-Jāh: Āṣafīyah iii p. 96 no. 1493 (defective at both ends. ah 1133/1720–1).

§ 1029. When Niẓām-ʿAlī Khān was marching against Rag’hunāt’h Rāō, he asked M. Faiḍ-Bak̲h̲s̲h̲ Qāḍī Aurangābādī to write an account of the campaign.

History of the campaign against Rag’hunāt’h Rāō and other Marāṭ’hā commanders from 22 S̲h̲aʿbān 1187/9 Nov. 1773 to his defeat and flight on 6 Rabīʿ i 1188/17 May 1774: Bānkipūr vii 614 (31 foll. 19th cent.).

§ 1030. Munʿim K̲h̲ān b. ʿAbd al-Mug̲h̲nī Hamadānī1 Aurangābādī2 was in the military service of Niẓām-ʿAlī K̲h̲ān, from whom he received the titles of Munʿim al-Daulah Qudrat-Jang, and was for a time Qalʿah-dār of Bīdar. He was in his 47th year when he wrote his Sawāniḥ i Dakan.

Sawāniḥ i Dakan, an account of the six ṣūbahs of the Deccan and a history of the Niẓāms to ah 1197/1783 followed by notices of prominent amīrs of Niẓām-ʿAlī’s reign, of Mād’hava Rāō and Rag’hujī Bhōslah with a k̲h̲ātimah containing an account of the author and his ancestors: Rieu i 322b (late 18th cent.), iii 1039b (extracts only. Circ. ad 1850), 1040a (extracts only. Circ. ad 1850), Āṣafīyah i p. 242 no. 604, Ethé 2836 (lacks most of the k̲h̲ātimah), i.o. 3888.

§ 1031. Of unknown authorship is

A short history of the Niẓāms to the accession of Mīr Niẓām-ʿAlī K̲h̲ān in 1175/1761 written apparently in 1198/1784, but without preface or author’s name (beginning Aṣl i nasab i s̲h̲arīf i ḥaḍrat i Nawwāb i mustaṭāb i muʿallā-alqāb): Rieu i 323a (53 foll. Late 18th cent.).

§ 1032. S̲h̲āh Tajallī ʿAlī was a disciple and pupil of the saint and calligraphist S̲h̲āh Muʿīn Tajallī and became distinguished himself as a mystic, a calligraph, a poet, a prose-writer, and a painter. He was a constant companion of Niẓām-ʿAlī K̲h̲ān (Niẓām of Ḥaidarābād 1175/1761–1218/1803), of Aʿẓam al-umarāʾ Arastū-Jāh and of S̲h̲ams al-umarāʾ. When he wrote the Tuzuk i Āṣafīyah Aʿẓam al-umarāʾ procured for him a gift of fifty thousand rupees from the amīrs of Ḥaidarābād. For a portrait of Niẓām-ʿAlī K̲h̲ān he received a reward of five thousand rupees.

According to the Gulzār i Āṣafīyah he died in 1215/1800–1. According to Rieu iii 1037a “In a copy [of the Tuzuk i Āṣafīyah] belonging to Mīr Akbar ʿAlī K̲h̲ān, of Ḥaidarābād, the history is brought down to Shavvāl ah 1206, and it is stated at the end that it was cut short by the death of the author”.

Tuzuk i Āṣafī, or Tuzuk i Āṣafīyah, or Āṣaf-nāmah, or Tad̲h̲kirah i Āṣafī, a history of the Niẓāms and especially Niẓām-ʿAlī K̲h̲ān to S̲h̲awwāl 1206/1792: Ethé 467 (ah 1226/1811), Āṣafīyah i p. 234 nos. 526 (ah 1260/1844), 732 (ah 1298/1881), Bānkīpūr vii 616 (extending to ah 1217/1802? 19th cent.), Rieu iii 1037a (extracts only. Circ. ad 1850), 1039a (extracts only. Circ. ad 1850), perhaps also r.a.s. P. 79 = Morley 67 (“Tarīk̲h̲ i Niẓām-Alī K̲h̲ān u Nāṣir-Jang”. Defective at end).

Edition: Ḥaidarābād 1310/1892–3 (see Āṣafīyah i p. 234 nos. 475 and 710 and Ḥaidarābād Coll. p. 58).

[Gulzār i Āṣafīyah pp. 382–3; Sprenger p. 294.]

§ 1033. Lac̲h̲hmī Narāyan “S̲h̲afīq” Aurangābādī (see pp. 375–376 supra).

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Maʾāt̲h̲ir i Āṣafī, a history of the Niẓāms, completed 1 Rabīʿ ii 1208/6 Nov. 1793: Ethé 468, Ivanow 196 (defective at end. Early 13th cent. H.), Rieu iii 1039a (extracts only. Circ. ad 1850).
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A description of the city of Ḥaidarābād, its mosques, palaces and gardens with a sketch of its history and an account of the neighbouring provinces of Muḥammadābād (Bīdar) and Aurangābād” written ah 1214/1799–1800 (beg. Baʿd i ḥamd i Parwardgār): Rieu i 327a (early 19th cent.).

§ 1034. Abū ’l-Qāsim b. Raḍī al-Dīn al-Mūsawī, surnamed (al-mulaqqab) Mīr-ʿĀlam, as he calls himself in the preface to the Ḥadīqat al-ʿālam, i.e. Mīr Abū ’l-Qāsim Mūsawī S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tarī, was born at Ḥaidarābād in 1166/1752–3, his father having migrated to the Deccan from Persia (az wilāyat, Gulzār i Āṣafīyah p. 3057) in the time of Āṣaf-Jāh i (d. 1161/1748). He became the confidential agent of Niẓām-ʿAlī K̲h̲ān (Niẓām of Ḥaidarābād 1175/1761–1218/1803) and was repeatedly entrusted with important missions. In 1201/1786–7 (Gulzār i Āṣafīyah p. 30612) he was sent to Calcutta for the purpose of negotiating a treaty with Lord Cornwallis, and on his return he received the title of Mīr-ʿĀlam (ba-k̲h̲iṭāb i Mīr-ʿĀlam Bahādur mas̲h̲hūr i āfāq s̲h̲ud, Gulzār i Āṣafīyah p. 3072). In 1206/1792 he took a prominent part in the conclusion of peace with Ṭīpū Sultān. At the siege of Seringapatam in 1213/1799 he was in command of the Niẓām’s contingent. In Rabīʿ ii 1219/1804 Sikandar-Jāh (Niẓām of Ḥaidarābād 1218/1803–1244/1829) appointed him Dīwān and Madār al-mahāmm (Gulzār i Āṣafīyah p. 21314). After holding this office for four years and a half he died on 23 S̲h̲awwāl 1223/12 Dec. 1808 (Gulzār i Āṣafīyah p. 3155), and, according to the Qāmūs al-mas̲h̲āhīr, he lies buried in the Dāʾirah i Mīr Mūmin at Ḥaidarābād.

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Ḥadīqat al-ʿālam,3 history of the Quṭb-S̲h̲āhs and the Niẓāms in two maqālahs ((1) the Quṭb-S̲h̲āhs in seven bābs, (2) the Niẓāms in a muqaddimah (Ṣūbah-dārs of the Tīmūrids) and four bābs ((1) Āṣaf-Jāh, d. 1161/1748, (2) Nāṣir-Jang, d. 1164/1750, (3) Ṣalābat-Jang, d. 1177/1763, (4) Niẓām-ʿAlī, to 1209/1794–5 with a few lines on the 2nd Mysore War and Ṭīpū’s death in 1213/1799), a fifth bāb (on Sikandar-Jāh) and a k̲h̲ātimah (on the author’s life) having apparently remained unwritten: Ethé 465 (Maqālah i), 466 (a fragment (40 foll.) of a history of Niẓām-ʿAlī from his birth ah 1146/1733–4 to ah 1171/1758, “no doubt a part of the first original sketch, out of which the second maḳālah of the work has been expanded.” ad 1785), 2839 (Maqālah i), 2840 (Mīr Abū Turāb’s Quṭb-numāy i ʿālam virtually identical with the Ḥadīqat al-ʿālam. ah 1222/1807), Rieu i 323b (Maqālah i only. Early 19th cent.), 324b (Maqālah ii, slightly defective at end. Early 19th cent.), 325b (5 foll., supplying the defect at end of the preceding. Early 19th cent.), Suppt. 84 i (both maqālahs. ah 1258/1842), r.a.s. P. 81 (Maqālah i. ah 1258/1842).

Editions: Ḥaidarābād 1266/1850°, 1310/1892–3*.

Abridged English translation of Maqālah ii: E.B. Eastwick The Kaisarnámah i Hind, London 1877–82, vol. i, appendix, pp. 1–106.

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Bayān i jang i Āṣaf-Jāh kih dar Barār wāqiʿ s̲h̲udah (beginning Niẓām al-Mulk i suk̲h̲unwarī), by Mīr Abū ’l-Qāsim al-Mūsawī [i.e. presumably Mīr-ʿĀlam]: Berlin 15 (17) (ah 1203/1788–9).

[ʿAbd al-Laṭīf S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tarī Tuḥfat al-ʿālam (b.m. ms. Add. 23,533, foll. 53–60); Gulzār i Āṣafīyah pp. 305–15; Beale Oriental biographical dictionary p. 249; H.G. Briggs The Nizam. His history and relations with the British Government, London 1861, vol. i, pp. 139–41; E.B. Eastwick The Kaisarnámah i Hind, London 1877–82, vol. i pp. 106–7; Niẓāmī Badāyūnī Qāmūs al-mas̲h̲āhīr (in Urdu) ii p. 247; Mīr-ʿĀlam, an Urdu biography (230 pp.) by Sirāj al-Dīn “Ṭālib”, Ḥaidarābād; Portrait in Pictorial Hyderabad compiled … by K. Krishnaswamy Mudiraj, Haidarabad 1929, vol. i, p. 192.]

§ 1035. K̲h̲wājah ʿAbd al-Ḥakīm was educated at Farruk̲h̲ābād and was a pupil of M. Raḥm-ʿAlī K̲h̲ān and of Muftī S.M. Walī Allāh [Farruk̲h̲ābādī, for whom see pp. 20 and 546 supra]. At the time when he wrote the Tuḥfah i Akbarī he had been for nine years in the service of the government of Ḥaidarābād, having obtained employment there through Muns̲h̲ī Mīr ʿAzīz Allāh, Mīr Muns̲h̲ī to the darbār, and had received the titles of K̲h̲ān and Bahādur and a manṣab.

Tuḥfah i Akbarī, a concise history of the Niẓāms of Ḥaidarābād and contemporary rulers in the Deccan down to the time of Mīr Akbar ʿAlī K̲h̲ān [Sikandar-Jāh 1218/1803–1244/1829], of the Indian Tīmūrids from Aḥmad S̲h̲āh to S̲h̲āh-ʿĀlam, and of the Panjāb from the rise of the Sik’hs, written apparently in 1219/1804–5: i.o. 4009 (ad 1897).

§ 1036. ʿAbd al-Razzāq b. ʿAbd al-Nabī, an inhabitant of the district of Nāndēṛ (on the Gōdāvarī, 145 miles N. of Ḥaidarābād) was employed as Muns̲h̲ī i dāk by Sir John Malcolm, who reached Nirmal in September 1817 during his campaign against the Pind̤ārīs.

Tad̲h̲kirah i Nirmal, a history of the fortress of Nirmal to 1198/1783 (so Rieu, but Ethé 469 goes down to 1231/1816) written at Sir J. Malcolm’s request: Rieu i 327a (circ. ad 1817), Ethé 469 (ad 1851), Āṣafīyah i p. 232 no. 461 (ah 1288/1871–2), iii p. 98 no. 996 (ah 1247/1831–2), Ivanow 197 (ah 1316/1898–9).

Edition: Ḥaidarābād 1323/1905–6 (see Āṣaf. i p. 232 no. 920 and Ḥaidarābād Coll. p. 16).

§ 1037. Faiḍ i Ḥaqq Ṣiddīqī Qādirī C̲h̲is̲h̲tī commonly called M. Faiḍ Allāh spent many years under the protection and patronage of the Nawwāb Mumtāz al-umarāʾ Bahādur and Rājah S̲h̲ām Rāj Bahādur. He is no doubt identical with the Faiḍ i Ḥaqq who in 1252/1836–7 composed the Risālah i fawāʾid mentioned under the heading Mawāʿiẓ i fārisī in the Āṣafīyah Library catalogue vol. ii p. 1606 no. 204. It was in 1236/1820 that he wrote the Waqāʾiʿ i Dakan.

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Waqāʾiʿ i Dakan, a history of the Niẓāms to ah 1233/1817: Bānkīpūr vii 617 (ah 1241/1826).
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Tārīk̲h̲ i Gauhar i S̲h̲āhwār, a history of which the precise subject is not stated in Āṣafīyah i p. 230 no. 442 (ah 1299/1881–2).

§ 1038. G̲h̲ulām-Ḥusain K̲h̲ān “Jauhar” became in 1190/1776 secretary to the Dīwān of Ḥaidarābād Aʿẓam al-umarāʾ G̲h̲ulām-Saiyid K̲h̲ān (d. 1219/1804–5). Subsequently he retired to Muḥammadābād (Bīdar) and wrote his ʿArḍ i Jauhar, a collection of poems and letters, as well as works on astrology, geometry, and medicine. In 1225/1810 he returned to Ḥaidarābād and made the acquaintance of Rājah C̲h̲andū Lāl “S̲h̲ādān” (who became Dīwān in 1818 and died in 1845)4 and the poetess C̲h̲andā Bībī5 called Māh-liqā Bāʾī. In 1238/1822–3 he again visited Ḥaidarābād and saw much of C̲h̲andā, at whose request, in his seventieth year, he wrote his Tārīk̲h̲ i dil-afrūz.

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Tārīk̲h̲ i dil-afrūz, a history of the Niẓāms to the accession of Sikandar-Jāh ah 1218/1803 divided into a muqaddimah (on the origin of the Niẓāms), fourteen lamʿahs ((1) Āṣaf-Jāh, (2) Nāṣir-Jang, (3) Ṣalābat-Jang, (4) Niẓām-ʿAlī K̲h̲ān, (5) Niẓām-ʿAlī’s younger brothers, esp. Basālat-Jang and Mihr-ʿAlī, (6) famous men of Niẓām-ʿAlī’s reign, (7) Sikandar-Jāh, (8) C̲h̲andā Bībī, (9) geography and history of the Six Ṣūbahs and of Hindūstān, (10) extent of the empire under S̲h̲āh-Jahān and Aurangzēb, (11) fortresses, princes, and officials under the same Emperors, (12) creation of the world, etc., (13) the Seven Climates, (14) rivers, mountains, etc.) and a k̲h̲ātimah (Hindī poems by C̲h̲andā): Rieu i 325b (lacks k̲h̲ātimah. 19th cent.), 326b (defective at both ends. Early 19th cent.).
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Māh-nāmah, a history (precise subject not ascertained, but perhaps identical with the preceding): Āṣafīyah i p. 230 no. 410 (ah 1238/1822–3), i.o. 4532 (portion relating to the Deccan).

[Tārīk̲h̲ i dil-afrūz, near beginning (cf. Rieu i 325a).]

§ 1039. S. Iltifāt Ḥusain K̲h̲ān b. ʿAzīz Allāh K̲h̲ān was Mīr Muns̲h̲ī to the British Residency at Ḥaidarābād in the time of Sir Henry Russell (1811–20).

Nigāristān i Āṣafī, a history of the Niẓāms written shortly after 1231/1816 by order of Sir H. Russell: Ivanow 1st Suppt. 764 (“Cond. hopeless.” Mid-19th cent.).

Edition: place? 1323/1905 (apparently in the same volume as ʿAzīz-Jang’s Maḥbūb al-siyar. See Āṣafīyah i p. 252 no. 493).

§ 1040. Makk’han La‘l S̲h̲āhjahānpūrī Ḥaidarābādī wrote his Yādgār i Makk’han La‘l at the suggestion of Charles Metcalfe, British Resident at Ḥaidarābād (1820–5).

Yādgār i Makk’han La‘l, a history of Ḥaidarābād: Āṣafīyah iii p. 112 no. 1094.

Edition: Tārīk̲h̲ i Yādgār, Ḥaidarābād (see Ḥaidarābād Coll. p. 38, where the date is not specified).

§ 1041. M. Qādir K̲h̲ān “Muns̲h̲ī” Bīdarī has already been mentioned (p. 589 supra) as the author of a history of the Quṭb-S̲h̲āhs written in 1249/1833–4.

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Tārīk̲h̲ i Āṣaf-Jāhī, a history of the Niẓāms from their origin to the accession of Sikandar-Jāh (ah 1218/1803): Rieu iii 1037b (extracts only. Circ. ad 1850).
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Tawārīk̲h̲ i fark̲h̲undah, a short history of Ḥaidarābād to ah 1240/1824–5: Āṣafīyah i p. 234 no. 246 (ah 1240/1824–5).

§ 1042. K̲h̲wājah G̲h̲ulām-Ḥusain K̲h̲ān, entitled (al-muk̲h̲āṭab bah) K̲h̲ān i Zamān K̲h̲ān, b. Ḥakīm al-Mamālik Masīḥ al-Daulah K̲h̲wājah M. Bāqir K̲h̲ān was born in 1199/1784–5. He was appointed Taʿalluq-dār i Dawā-k̲h̲ānah i k̲h̲āṣṣ (Director of the Court Dispensary) by Sikandar-Jāh (Niẓām of Ḥaidarābād 1803–29). His successor Nāṣir al-Daulah (1829–57) retained him and his brothers as court physicians, like their father and grandfather before them. In the Āṣafīyah catalogue (iii p. 109) the date of his death is given as 1260/1844, but this may perhaps be the date of composition placed in the wrong column.

Gulzār i Āṣafīyah, a history of the Quṭb-S̲h̲āhs and, more especially, the Niẓāms, with biographies of the notable persons who flourished under the latter, statistics of the six provinces of the Deccan, and other matters, completed on 4 Jumādā ii ah 1260/1844.6

Edition: Muḥammadī Press [Bombay.7 Printed for S. Rustam ʿAlī, Bookseller, Ḥaidarābād] 1308/1891 °*8 (cf. Āṣafīyah iii p. 108 no. 1211).

[Gulzār i Āṣafīyah, Muqaddimah.]

§ 1043. ʿAbd al-ʿAlīm M. Naṣr Allāh K̲h̲ān “Qamar” b. Ḥakīm ʿUmar K̲h̲ān Aḥmadī K̲h̲wēs̲h̲gī9 K̲h̲ūrjawi left his birthplace K̲h̲ūrjah10 at the age of ten on his father’s death and went to live with his maternal uncle Fatḥ K̲h̲ān, who was then taḥṣīldār at Niẓāmābād (Aʿẓamgarh Dist.). The well-known Maulawī Aḥmad ʿAlī C̲h̲iriyākōṭī (for whom see Raḥmān ʿAlī) was one of his teachers. He entered the service of Government, and in 1838 became a Deputy Collector. In 1865, some years after leaving the government service, he went to Ḥaidarābād, and remained there for 15 years, serving first as Nāẓim (Chief Judge) of the Faujdārī ʿAdālat (Criminal Court) and subsequently as a Ṣadr Taʿalluqah-dār (corresponding in many respects to a Revenue Commissioner in British India, see Temple Journals i p. 34). He died at K̲h̲ūrjah on 27 Muḥarram 1299/19 Dec. 1881. He was held in much estimation as a Ṣūfī and as an official.

Nineteen works of his are mentioned in the Bayāḍ i jān-fizā p. 21, including (1) Tuḥfat al-muṣallīn, a Persian translation of Sadīd al-Dīn al-Kās̲h̲g̲h̲arī’s Munyat al-muṣallī (Cawnpore 1299/1882°, Lahore [1882°]), (2) S̲h̲arḥ i Rubāʿīyāt i Yūsufī, a commentary on “Yūsufī’s” metrical therapeutics (Āgrah 1863°, Cawnpore 1299/1882°), (3) Tiryāk i K̲h̲ūrjah, on antidotes to snake-poison (Meerut 1279/1862°), (4) Yumn i aẓfarī, a grammar of Eastern Turkish (Lucknow 1878°), (5) Bayāḍ i dil-kus̲h̲ā, an anthology, as well as several works in Arabic and Urdu. His Jāmiʿ i Fatḥ-K̲h̲ānī, a biography of his uncle, will be mentioned in the section on biography.

Tārīk̲h̲ i Dakan (a chronogram = 1285/1868–9), an account of Ḥaidarābād, its physical features, administration, inhabitants, distinguished men etc. and of the author’s journey thither in 1865 and his subsequent experiences there.

Editions: Lucknow 1870°*, 1879°.

[Sir R. Temple Journals kept in Hyderabad, Kashmir, Sikkim, and Nepal, London 1887, vol. i, pp. 31, 99; Bayāḍ i jān-fizā, an Urdu biography devoting special attention to Ṣūfistic matters by his disciple M. Farīd Aḥmad, Āgrah n.d.*; Raḥman ʿAlī 237.]

§ 1044. Abū ’l-Fatḥ Ḍiyāʾ al-Dīn M., known as (al-maʿrūf) S. Amjad Ḥusain, b. S. As̲h̲raf al-Ḥusainī al-Anbāzī [?] was K̲h̲aṭīb of the Masjid i Jāmiʿ and the ʿĪd-gāh of Ēlic̲h̲pūr (Ellichpur in Berar).

Tārīk̲h̲ i Amjadīyah (“risālah i hād̲h̲ā kih bah Riyāḍ al-Raḥmān mulaqqab u Tawārīk̲h̲ [sic1] i Dakan ism i tārīk̲h̲ī u bah Tārīk̲h̲ i Amjadīyah mas̲h̲hūr ast”, p. 811), a history of India with special reference to the Deccan and particularly to Berar and its one-time capital Ēlichpūr, begun in 1285/1868–9 (as is indicated by its chronogrammatic title Tārīk̲h̲ i Dakan) in the time of Afḍal al-Daulah, but not completed until after his death, since the history of the Niẓāms is brought down to Mīr Maḥbūb ʿAlī K̲h̲ān, and on p. 429 ult. the year 1286 [1869–70] is mentioned as the date of writing.

Edition: Maṭbaʿ i K̲h̲wurs̲h̲ēdīyah [Ḥaidarabad?], date?12

§ 1045. K̲h̲ān Bahādur S̲h̲ams al-ʿUlamāʾ Aḥmad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz “Wilā” Nāʾiṭī Madrāsī, entitled Nawwāb ʿAzīz-Jang Bahādur, was born at Nellore in 1855. In, or about, 1873 he and his father settled in Ḥaidarābād and he obtained a post as calligrapher to the Niẓām’s government. Eventually he became a Ṣadr Taʿalluqdār, a member of the Legislative Council, and Vice-President of the Municipality. He died in 1342/1924 (see Āṣafīyah iii p. 616 no. 444). He is best known as the author of the enormous unfinished Persian dictionary entitled Āṣaf al-lug̲h̲āt, of which seventeen volumes, extending to the word jarrār, were published between 1327/1909 and 1340/1921–2. Other works published by him are ʿAṭīyāt i Sulṭānī, “a description of gifts, grants, assignments, stipends and allowances granted in the Deccan provinces” (Ḥaidarābād ah 1325/1907), Filāḥat al-nak̲h̲l (Ḥaidarābād 1313 Faṣlī), Kās̲h̲t i angūr (Ḥaidarābād ah 1323/1905), Kās̲h̲t i tarkārī (Ḥaidarābād 1315 Faṣlī), Siyāq i Dakan, on the system of account-keeping (Ḥaidarābād 1904) and Tārīk̲h̲ al-Nawāʾit̤, a history of the Nā’it̤ī or Nā’iṭī tribe, who claim to be of Arab descent (Ḥaidarābād, date?), all of these being in Urdu. In 1907 he presented to the Asiatic Society of Bengal a collection of over 500 works (described in the Author-catalogue of the Ḥaidarābād Collection of manuscripts and printed books, Calcutta 1913). Similar donations were made by him to two other Indian libraries.

Maḥbūb al-siyar, a history of Mīr Maḥbūb ʿAlī K̲h̲ān. g.c.s.i., g.c.b. (Niẓām of Ḥaidarābād 1869–1911).

Edition: Ḥaidarābād ah 1323/1905 (see Ḥaidarābād Coll., p. 19).

[C. Hayavadana Rao Indian biographical dictionary, p. 6; Author-catalogue of the Ḥaidarābād Collection pp. iii, 18–19; obituary notice by J. van Manen in jasb. vol. xxi (1925) p. clxxxvi; Portraits in the Maḥbūb al-siyar, Āṣaf al-lug̲h̲āt and other works.]

§ 1046. Other works:

(1)
Account, in florid and laudatory terms, of the death of Nawwāb Afḍal al-Daulah Niẓām al-Mulk Āṣaf-Jāh on 13 D̲h̲ū ’l-Qaʿdah 1285/25 Feb. 1869 and of the accession of Mīr Maḥbūb ʿAlī K̲h̲ān, by G̲h̲ulām Zain al-ʿĀbidīn (cf. p. 582): Ivanow Curzon 45 ii (19th cent.).
(2)
Afḍal-nāmah, a biography of Nawwāb Nāṣir al-Daulah, by S. ʿAbd al-Raḥīm, commonly called (ʿurf) S̲h̲āh Raḥīm Allāh Qādirī: Āṣafīyah iii p. 92 no. 1374.
(3)
Kaifīyat i aḥwāl i Ḍābit-Jang Mubāriz al-Mulk (an amīr in the time of Niẓām-ʿAlī Khān): Ethé 527 (10).
(4)
Kaifīyat i aḥwāl i Tēg̲h̲-Jang Bahādur: Ethé 527 (7).
(5)
Kaifīyat i Nawwāb Ḥaidar-Jang Bahādur: Ethé 527 (15).
(6)
Kaifīyat i Mūsī Bhūshī (i.e. presumably Monsieur Bussy, for whom see Buckland Dictionary of Indian biography p. 64): Ethé 527 (11).
(7)
Madḥ i Abū ’l-Manṣūr Sikandar-Jāh, a panegyric on Sikandar-Jah (Niẓām of Ḥaidarābād 1218/1803–1244/1829) in mixed prose and verse, by G̲h̲ulām-Riḍā K̲h̲ān: Browne 303.
(8)
Tārīk̲h̲ i binā i Ḥaidarābād: Aṣafīyah i p. 222 no. 652.
(9)
Tārīkh i muk̲h̲taṣar i Ḥaidarābād, translated from an English original by M. Farīd al-Dīn K̲h̲ān, entitled (al-muk̲h̲āṭab bah) Nawwāb Farīd-Nawāz-Jang, son of Nawwāb Sulṭān al-Mulk Bahādur.

Edition: place? (Ḥaidarābād presumably) 1335/1916–17 (see Āṣafīyah iii p. 98 no. 1342).

(10)
Tārīk̲h̲ i rāḥat-afzā,13 written by M. ʿAlī b. M. Ṣādiq al-Ḥusainī at the request of Nawwāb Mīr Najaf ʿAlī K̲h̲ān S̲h̲ams̲h̲ēr-Jang: Āṣafīyah iii p. 96 nos. 1313 (ah 1185/1771–2), 1001 (ah 1298/1881).
(11)
Waqāʾiʿ i s̲h̲ūris̲h̲ i Afghānīyah, a short account of a rising of Mahdawī Afg̲h̲āns at Ḥaidarābād in 1237/1821–2, by Brij Nāth [Vraja-Nātha] K̲h̲ayāl: Lahore Panjāb Univ. Lib. (Samwat 1909/ad 1852–3. See Oriental College Magazine, vol. ii, no. 4 (Lahore, August 1926), p. 60).

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Notes

^ Back to text1. He claimed descent from the well-known Naqs̲h̲bandī saint K̲h̲wājah Yūsuf Hamadānī.

^ Back to text2. His grandfather settled in Aurangābād.

^ Back to text3. According to S. Ḥusain Bilgrāmī A memoir of Sir Salar Jung, Bombay 1883, p. 12, the Ḥadīqat al-ʿālam was really written by ʿAbd al-Laṭīf S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tarī, the author of the Tuḥfat al-ʿālam (for which see Rieu i 383 etc.), and in the b.m. ms. Add. 26,259 (Rieu i 324b) there is a preamble in which M. Abū Turāb b. S. Aḥmad al-Riḍawī claims the authorship. Similarly in Ethé 465 there is a preamble in which Mīr Abū Turāb says that at Mīr-ʿĀlam’s request be wrote in 1221/1806 a history of the Quṭb-S̲h̲āhs entitled Quṭb-numāy i ʿālam and divided into a muqaddimah, seven bābs and a k̲h̲ālimah (on Mīr-ʿĀlam’s life). For a copy see Ethé 2840 mentioned below. A work by Abū Turāb entitled Farḥat al-ʿālam of which an edition [?] was published (where?) in 1221/1806 is mentioned in Āṣafīyah ii p. 880 no. 133.

^ Back to text4. For his life see Buckland Dictionary of Indian biography, p. 79, and the various works on the history of Ḥaidarābād. Urdu, Hindī, and Persian dīwāns of his are extant.

^ Back to text5. For her Urdu dīwān see Blumhardt Catalogue of the Hindustani MSS. in the Library of the India Office, no. 218, where some account of her is given.

^ Back to text6. On p. 152 D̲h̲ū ’l-Ḥijjah 1258 is mentioned as the date of completion.

^ Back to text7. In the Āṣafīyah catalogue the place of printing is said to be Lucknow, but this is evidently incorrect, since the work appears in the Bombay Quarterly Catalogue for the 4th quarter of 1891.

^ Back to text8. No such date is traceable in the i.o. copy, which, however, seems to have lost two preliminary pages after the first leaf.

^ Back to text9. This is the name of an Afg̲h̲ān clan.

^ Back to text10. K̲h̲ūrjah is 10 miles S. of Bulands̲h̲ahr, 30 miles N. of Aligarh, and 50 miles S.E. of Delhi.

^ Back to text11. But Tārīk̲h̲ on the title-page and at the head of the table of contents, and this is clearly correct since Tawārīk̲h̲ i Dakan would indicate 1291.

^ Back to text12. The i.o. copy is defective, the last page being 722 (pp. 707–722 are misbound between 650 and 651). According to the table of contents, the k̲h̲ātimah i kitāb began on p. 725.

^ Back to text13. The subject of this history is not stated in the Āṣafīyah catalogue. It is included here on the chance that it relates to Ḥaidarābād.

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“12.39 History of India: Ḥaidarābād”, in: Storey Online, Charles Ambrose Storey. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-7696_SPLO_COM_10212390>
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